Beyond the Bottle

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Sustainability news is abundant in the beverage industry as of late. Many big-name brands like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Ice Mountain have focused on adding recycled content into their product offerings. One way these brands have done this is by offering bottles made of recycled plastic. At the end of 2020, PepsiCo committed to selling 100% recycled plastics bottles across nine …

Closer Look at Closed-Loop

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As legislators introduce more EPR bills, an influx of attention is likely to be on closed-loop programs as a form of product end-of-life management. Frequently associated with the idea of a circular economy, closed-loop programs function to reuse existing materials. “A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design” World Economic Forum defines. Green Matters breaks …

What is EPR?

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Recently, there has been more and more discussion on EPR in the plastics industry and the sustainability world. For those not well-versed in industry jargon, it can be hard to follow along. So, what is EPR? EPR stands for extended producer responsibility. In short, the strategy aims to make producers responsible for the end-of-life of their products. To go more …

Reduce waste. Reuse plastic film. Restore our Earth.

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This April 22 will mark the 51st Earth Day, a time to share our love of the planet, reflect, and innovate. This year’s official Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth™ and centers on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.”  For our take, we’ve adopted the tagline “Reduce waste. Reuse plastic film. Restore our Earth.” …

Sustainable Packaging Coalition: Innovation and Teamwork

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Established in 2004, SPC has over 600 members of material manufacturers, recyclers and waste recoveries, government agencies, and more. Petoskey Plastics has been a member since 2019. The mission of the coalition is “to bring packaging sustainability stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability.” Petoskey Plastics works …

Circular Economy Trends in 2021

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One of Fast Company’s recent articles discusses circular economy in trends in 2021— let’s talk about some of them. First, a vocabulary lesson. Closed loop is the process of reclaiming used materials and reusing them in new products. For example, Petoskey Plastics does this when we partner with customers to collect their used plastic. We take it to our recycling facility in …

Everyday Items Made with Recycled Content You Can Buy

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With Earth Day just around the corner, recycling and living sustainably is something that should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We did some research and there are so many companies out there making everyday products out of recycled material. Buying products made with recycled material is great for both the environment and economy. Not only does it reduce …

Petoskey Plastics’ 40th Anniversary of Recycling

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Petoskey Plastics started out as a small operation converting roll stock into plastic bags. In 1978, not long after operations began, Petoskey Plastics started recycling in-house, grinding down industrial scrap from Dow Chemical Company and turning it into trash bags. From there, our passion for recycling grew exponentially. Petoskey Plastics constantly sought out new material to recycle and equipment that …

5 Tips to Make Your Summer Parties More Eco-Friendly

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With summer right around the corner, it’s time for backyard parties and holiday barbeques. From disposable dishware to aluminum drink cans, summer parties create huge amounts of trash. This summer you can have fun at your gathering while keeping the environment in mind. Here are five helpful tips for being more environmentally conscious while hosting and attending summer festivities. 1. …